How to find XP serial numbers from command prompt?

How to find XP serial numbers from command prompt?

Post by RP » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 00:49:10


Help. I have a client's computer on my desk. Their hard drive is
failing and I cannot make this machine boot, even to safe mode. They
don't have their XP disk or numbers. I need to get their numbers off
this hard drive by some other means. Is there any way I can access what
I need from a command prompt? Thank you in advance. This is a
legitimate copy of XP that they bought with their machine.
 
 
 

How to find XP serial numbers from command prompt?

Post by Gerry Corn » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 00:58:39

RP

Posting by Bruce Chambers from Google:

Greetings --


The Windows 25-character Product Key (required to perform the
installation) is stored on the CD packaging on a bright orange sticker
that says "Do not lose this number." If it was an OEM (factory
installed) license, it's stored on a label that the PC manufacturer
affixed to the exterior of the PC case, or on the bottom of a laptop.


To recover a lost Product Key:


If your system still runs, you should be able to use AIDA32
Enterprise from http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
(If you have a factory-installed OEM license, and haven't since
reinstalled the OS, the revealed Product Key is probably of the drive
image used at the factory and not _your_ specific Product Key;
therefore, it probably cannot be -- and definitely should not be --
used for a re-installation.)


If it was a retail license and you have proof of purchase:


How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;326246


If it was an OEM license, you should contact whomever sold you the
OS; although very few manufacturers/vendors keep records of the
Product Keys they've sold, it's worth a try before you have to buy a
new license.


Bruce Chambers


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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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